Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Dec 31, 2014
SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “I’m Singing on My Way to Glory”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Ordination and Installation of Elder & Deacons
Senior Choir “Remember Now Thy Creator”
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Moments in Prayer
Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Genesis 12:1-9 (Page 11)
Message: “THE PLAN OF GOD UNFOLDS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 686 ……………….…. “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
*Song of Departure No. 184 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) .……………….. “Thy Word”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor or
an Elder today. Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the
sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your
bulletin. You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register.
A warm welcome to our visitors and members alike! We rejoice at the joy Christ brought to the world so long ago. May such joy live within us as we worship the Lord. Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
*Worship Sequence No. 127-129 ………….… “The Lord on High is Mighty”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn………………….….…………….……… “The Light of the World is Jesus”
Living Word: Genesis 1:1-19, John 3:16-21
Message: “LET THERE BE LIGHT” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 293 ……. “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY – Beginning today we, as a congregation, will be encouraged to
read through the Bible in its entirety in the year 2015. Pastor Rick
will prepare messages each week to coincide with the devotional book
“Read the Bible in a Year”. If you have not picked up a copy of the
book, they are available on the narthex table.
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION of newly elected Consistory
members will be held today.
For the Office of Elder: Sharon Dood
For the Office of Deacon: Jenny Hendges, Pat Ter Beek
(Jenny Hendges will be ordained as well as installed)
WE EXPRESS OUR DEEP APPRECIATION for the faithful service
by the Consistory members who this morning relinquish their
responsibilities after completing their term of service: Wes Dekker,
Lorie Norden, Eric Wigent. (John Sawyer has agreed to remain on
as an Elder for an additional year.)
2015 CONSISTORY OFFICERS: The Consistory Officers were
elected as follows and will be confirmed in the January meeting.
Vice President:John Sawyer
Clerk Pro Tem:Les VanWyk
Chairman of the Deacons: Pat Ter Beek
Stated Clerk:Keith Baker
Stated Treasurer:Jayme Dood
Stated Facilities Chairman:John Boeve
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at
Grace Reformed Church.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for
youth in Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – On the Menu: Lasagna
and desserts! Come and enjoy a meal and fellowship prior to
the nights activities.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th.
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – Meet in the Consistory Room. Wes Dekker will
lead the class “Millennium Concepts: Which are you?”
7:30 PM WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM MEETING.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
7:00 PM THE THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP
will meet in the Consistory room.
NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015
NEXT SUNDAY – We will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s
Supper and also Baptism. Pastor Rick will share the message
“Back to Bethel”.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all Prayers and Praises, see the Prayer
Line in your bulletin today.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Tripp and Katie Vander Wal
upon the birth of a son, Gerald William Vander Wal IV (Will), on
Monday, Dec. 29. Baby Will was a month early but weighed a healthy
7 # 1 oz. and was 20” long! We thank God for this precious gift of life
and pray for his blessings on your family.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, January 12, 7:00 pm – PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, January 13, 7:00 pm – MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM meets.
Friday, January 16, 7:00 pm – The Fellowship Team is inviting everyone
to the Crossing to view the film, “GOD’S NOT DEAD”. Mark your
Tuesday, January 20, 1:00 pm - THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet
in the Consistory room. We will discuss Chapter 10, Isaiah 36-37,
in our study book. All women are welcome!
COOKBOOKS are here!! Cost is $10 each, buy 5 get one free!! This
is a fund raiser for our Discovery Kidz.
DISCOVERY KIDZ still needs a volunteer for Science for the January
rotation. Please see Heather if you can help!
NURSERY SCHEDULES – New schedules are being made for 2015!
Linda Emelander will continue to head this up and we are so
thankful! Please sign up to volunteer. If you already volunteer, there
is no need to sign up again! Thank you all very much!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ernst & Char Otto, Dick Postema
Lower Doors: Deb Pierce
Jan. 11 Upper Doors: Gerald & Elaine Pylman, John & Della Sawyer
Lower Doors: Don & Inez Schutter
Today: Lynda Ver Merris, Judy Beadle
Jan. 11: Janell Nordlund, Brielle Wigent
Jan. 18: Kerri Baker, Lyndsey Boeve
DISCOVERY KIDS – January
Art: Shari Dood
Cooking: Della Sawyer
Games: Beka Kubiak
Shepherds: Kerri Baker
Prayers & Praise Line
January 4, 2015
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Mrs. MaryLynn Huizen, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mr. Mac Mc Alary, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.
As other prayers are shared, you are invited to write them down and include them in your prayers for our congregation this week. Please keep the church informed of your prayer needs and praise reports.
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